Hydrocephalus is one of the most common treatable causes of neurological disability and death in the developing world. Since the initiation of this program in 2003, over 500 children have had successful surgery to treat their hydrocephalus at no charge to the family. Over 1,000 children have been screened and many other children have been provided aid and diagnostic testing. Families travel to Project Medishare from all over the country to get their children screened by Nurse Coordinator, Maguy Rochelin, and to join the list of surgical candidates.
This program provides vital, life-altering treatment for Haitian pediatric and adult patients suffering from a variety of congenital and acquired deformities, including cleft palate, soft tissue wounds, congenital and acquired hand deformities, craniomaxillofacial trauma and burn wounds/deformities.
The Urology Surgery Program is implemented by the Department of Urological Surgery at Emory University and organized by the students. Medical students come once a year and perform surgery at the pubic referring hospital in Hinche, Hopital St Therese, which is the also our main referring hospital for the Central Plateau.